Concerning the “Virtuous Pagan”

Every year The Living Church's student essay contest draws several excellent submissions. The first-place essay will be published in the October issue of The Living Church magazine, but several other essays wer... Read More...

“Follow the Science”? Yes and No

One of the themes for this summer’s Lambeth Conference is theology and science. We have invited authors to reflect on what they hope the bishops will take to heart and keep in mind regarding this theme as they meet.  By Kara Slade Honk if you believe in ... Read More...

Seek the Peace of the City

By John Bauerschmidt Alasdair MacIntyre’s 1981 book, After Virtue, was published in the same year I began my seminary training, and I owe it an intellectual debt. McIntyre’s analysis of “The Enlightenment pr... Read More...

Christianity as Social Justice? Thanks, Kant.

By Matthew Boulter For many Episcopalians, among the most beloved sections of the 1979 Book of Common Prayer is the Baptismal Covenant, rehearsed and proclaimed in the Service of Holy Baptism. After we commit ourselves to “the apostles’ teaching and fellows... Read More...

Forgiving Yourself

By Marcia Hotchkiss Last December my husband and I went to a party where we saw many old friends from a ministry we were involved in decades ago. One attractive and lovely woman told me matter-of-factly how ... Read More...